A MoU was signed between SMS Group and PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk at a two-day ‘Focus Group Discussion (FGD)’ event in Jakarta, Indonesia symbolizing their commitment to advancing sustainable steel industry procedures and processes through digital solutions.
Oct 19, 2023
SMS group and PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk co-hosted a two-day ‘Focus Group Discussion (FGD)’ event in Jakarta, Indonesia. Under the banner of ‘Green Steel in the Digital Age: A Focus Group Exploring Carbon Footprint Reduction,’ this ground-breaking event brought together key stakeholders in the Indonesian steel industry. The event saw the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between SMS and GRP, symbolizing their commitment to advancing sustainable steel industry procedures and processes through digital solutions. Over the course of the two-day event, this initiative served as a pivotal platform for exchanging knowledge and experience among stakeholders who share a deep commitment to environmental concerns. It will strengthen collaboration among industry players, fostering united efforts to reduce the domestic steel sector’s carbon footprint.
Argo Sangkaeng, President Director of GRP, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We are very enthusiastic about hosting this FGD event with SMS, and we believe that this collaboration will bring positive changes to the Indonesian steel industry. We hope to explore innovative and sustainable solutions that will help reduce the environmental impact of steel production.” Tim Kleier, Head of Green Steel at SMS, shared insights into pioneering decarbonization strategies and the implications of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) for the industry, emphasizing the pathway toward a greener and more sustainable steel sector.
Lis Soares, Head of Energy Management at SMS, explored strategies for quantifying and mitigating carbon emissions in steel production while navigating the complex landscape of carbon taxes. Additionally, Bernhard Steenken, Co-Chief Sales Officer-India & Asia Pacific at SMS group, elucidated green technologies aimed at curtailing carbon emissions in steel production. He went on to say, “We are delighted to participate in this Focus Group Discussion together with GRP. We believe that this collaboration will have a significant positive impact on the steel industry in Indonesia. This event provides a valuable opportunity to explore innovative and sustainable solutions that will help reduce the environmental impact of steel production.”